August 20. Only a regular day, proper? Nicely, not if you happen to’re a fan of The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath, wherein case you’re in all probability celebrating a really grotesque anniversary. The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath remake in 2003 isn’t precisely the most effective horror films of all time. Actually, it’s fairly rotten.
It stays an pointless re-tread of the 1974 authentic (which nonetheless stands among the many greatest films of all time) and regardless of a profitable box-office run, it was shortly forgotten a lot to the frustration of… exactly nobody. One thing the remake did do, although, is add in some extra dates into Texas Chainsaw lore.
Because the film tells us, on August 20, 1973, two officers investigating Leatherface and the terrifying Hewitt family met an premature finish by the hands of the chainsaw-wielding fiend. In a fairly tough film, it’s a second that stands out because it provides extra context to the occasions as seen within the authentic.
Now, it’s fairly uncommon to have fun a horror film killing by probably the most grotesque, disgusting film villains of all time. However the common guidelines don’t apply to Leatherface, and relating to The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath films, the gruelling chaos is all a part of the enjoyable. Belief us.
In 2022, Netflix launched the newest film within the slasher collection merely titled Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath. As a smooth reboot, it wasn’t a direct remake, however as a substitute a sequel set a few years after the unique. Although, like the unique, it follows a gaggle of youngsters being chased by the chainsaw loving villain. Some issues by no means change.
The way forward for the franchise is now in some doubt, and there aren’t any concrete plans for extra films. No matter occurs although, August 20 will all the time stay a day for chainsaw followers to have fun.
If you need extra horror film enjoyable, learn our Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath assessment and take a look at our picks for one of the best Shudder films, and one of the best Netflix horror films. Or, see our rating of one of the best slasher films.
It’s also possible to look to the long run with our information to The Nun 2 launch date, and, for one thing extra child-friendly, see what’s deliberate for the Coraline 2 launch date. In the meantime, study extra about all the brand new films coming in 2023.